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Major for Event Planning?

homeskulmomhomeskulmom Posts: 150Registered User Junior Member
edited March 2010 in Visual Arts and Film Majors
If one has a desire to be a professional event planner, what major would make sense? I know very little about the field, but it seems to straddle the line between business and arts.
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Replies to: Major for Event Planning?

  • taxguytaxguy Posts: 6,494Registered User Senior Member
    Buck's county Community College has a major in "travel and event planning." Check them out.
  • mackinawmackinaw Posts: 1,832Registered User Senior Member
    Many schools offer majors in "hospitality management" or "hotel and restaurant management". Some of these are major universities such as Michigan State, Cornell, and the University of Illinois (and many many more). Some are specialty schools. And some are "on-line." Do a Google search on those terms and see what you like.

    Planning events -- conventions, meetings, shows and the accommodations and hosting of meals, recreation, transportation, etc. -- is demanding of financial and other skills (including human relations and communications generally) and is worthy of special study in a good program.
  • Why Ignore AntsWhy Ignore Ants Posts: 164Registered User Junior Member
    One of my best friends is going to Endicott College in Beverly, MA, and majoring in Hospitality and Business Management, which is exactly the "Event Planning" major you may be looking for. It's obviously a much smaller school, but just thought I'd fill you in.
  • ames0587ames0587 Posts: 149Registered User Junior Member
    I think this is in the wrong thread.
  • Why Ignore AntsWhy Ignore Ants Posts: 164Registered User Junior Member
    Yup! What eyes you have!
  • waterkiewaterkie Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    at FIDM their major is visual comminications
  • patoispatois Posts: 186Registered User Junior Member
    Communications, perhaps?
  • BlndpantherBlndpanther Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    University of Central Florida has a event planning major
  • andrwagtsandrwagts Posts: 37Registered User Junior Member
    uc davis just added a division to their design major, its called exhibition design which develops installation, layout, set up of museums, exhibits, fashion shows, etc, you should look it up
  • poncemponcem Posts: 224Registered User Junior Member
    public relations :)
  • dsmac91dsmac91 Posts: 19Registered User New Member
    I know someone who teaches event planning at Oregon State University. I don't know if they have a major for it, but it's a awesome school. :)
  • GratiaGratia Posts: 3Registered User New Member
    University of Kentucky has an event planning major. I know the horitculture professor there, and his class is required for event planning. So is culinary, and I think photography, but don't mark me on that one....
    I'm looking for a 4-year college to transfer to for event planning, as well.
    I know that Cal-Poly has an event planning major, also, which is where I'm looking.
  • EloiseliteEloiselite Posts: 2Registered User New Member
    the major...i think its sometimes
    EVENT MANAGEMENT itself
    other times its under hospitality
    Champlain college, i believe, has Events management
    if i remember correctly, its #13 (rank in the US)

    im also interested in Events management =)
  • drae27drae27 Posts: 552Registered User Member
    If it is the more physical/visual side of event planning you are interested in there is an Exhibition Design/Visual Presentation major at FIT in NYC. One of the areas they focus on is event planning.
    http://www.fitnyc.edu/2847.asp
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